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Poster: stbalbach Date: Jan 22, 2013 10:45am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 'If youth, throughout all history...'

Nice job. Isn't it great how these days with so many self publishing options anyone can become a publisher of neglected authors. Congrats at publishing the book at an affordable rate, and for releasing the essay under a CC license.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgarthus1 Date: Jan 23, 2013 6:35pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 'If youth, throughout all history...'

stbalbach,

Reminds me of a recent visit to Notre Dame and their library. I wandered into the rare book room and after leaving wondered why, with all the money they have, a considerable effort is not being made to digitize their excellent collection and place it in the Public domain. How many of these books are locked away from scholars because of the difficulty of going there and trying to obtain the work. And not being able to record it easily.

Gerry

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Jan 26, 2013 9:41am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 'If youth, throughout all history...'

Book scanning technology keeps improving, eventually it will become much cheaper and there will be no excuse. Here's an automatic page turning book scanner for $1500 (prototype).

http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/13/3639016/google-books-scanner-vacuum-diy

They envision a device like this could be set up in an assembly line and entire libraries could be scanned with a couple people feeding books into the machine. They could probably automate that part too.

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Poster: Routhwick Date: Jan 26, 2013 4:00pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 'If youth, throughout all history...'

Not to mention that the work's U.S. copyright expired in 1968 due to renewal failure. The Stanford archives can bear us out on that.

Even better: it's also PD in territories that observe the 70 p.m.a. clause. (Wright died in 1939.)

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Poster: Routhwick Date: Feb 2, 2013 9:02am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 'If youth, throughout all history...'

Folks, today's the day!

After five and a half months, the journey's almost over. I've started the upload process for "Gadsby_images.zip"--all 282 pieces and 300 MB+ of it! You'll start to see it at archive.org/details/Gadsby before one in my timezone!